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  1. Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game
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  2. Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game

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A love letter to America's most beloved sport and an exploration of the deeper dimensions it reveals

For more than a decade, New York University President John Sexton has used baseball to illustrate the elements of a spiritual life in a wildly popular course at NYU. Using some of the great works of baseball fiction as well as the actual game's fantastic moments, its legendary characters, and its routine rituals—from the long-sought triumph of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers, to the heroic achievements of players like the saintly Christy Mathewson and the sinful Ty Cobb, to the loving intimacy of a game of catch between a father and son—Sexton teaches that through the game we can touch the spiritual dimension of life.

Baseball as a Road to God is about the elements of our lives that lie beyond what can be captured in words alone—ineffable truths that we know by experience rather than by logic or analysis. Applying to the secular activity of baseball a form of inquiry usually reserved for the study of religion, Sexton reveals a surprising amount of common ground between the game and what we all recognize as religion: sacred places and time, faith and doubt, blessings and curses, and more.

In thought-provoking, beautifully rendered prose, this book elegantly demonstrates that baseball is more than a game, or even a national pastime: It can be a road to a deeper and more meaningful life.

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Country
USA
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Gotham
EAN
9781592407545
Edition
2.5.2013
Feature
Great product!
ISBN
1592407544
Label
Gotham
Manufacturer
Gotham
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
256
PublicationDate
2013-03-07
Publisher
Gotham
ReleaseDate
2013-03-07
Studio
Gotham
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